Into the future: next generation garage doors

Into the future: next generation garage doors

Garages are becoming a much more utilised space – games rooms, sleepouts, home gyms and offices. And with these changing uses comes advancements in technology. We talk to Scotty Doors Ltd about the next generation of garage doors.

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

Being able to utilise the space that a garage offers is often a sought after concept, especially as we continue to live in smaller, higher density housing. If there are other options for parking, the garage can be made into another part of the home, whether that be a home office, a separate sleepout or a children’s play area.

If the garage is going to be used for purposes other than parking though, space, warmth and aesthetics become important to its design. Insulated garage doors have been on the market for years now, but traditionally they are manufactured with a track system – generally a large unsightly overhead menagerie of parts.

That no longer has to be the case with the introduction of a world-first patented garage door system that operates without a track. Known as the Overlap Trackless garage door, it is a system that was designed and patented in Italy and is currently the only system of its kind available in the world.

In New Zealand, Scotty Doors is the exclusive distributor of Overlap Trackless doors, and they’ve seen a sharp jump in the system’s popularity as we move towards utilising every available space in our homes.

“The Overlap doors work on a counterweight system. The frame around the door opening allows the door to work without any tracks going back into the garage,” Scotty Doors’ Graeme Lietz says.

Essentially, when opened, the door folds back into itself and sits flush with the wall space directly above the door opening. When closed, the system’s parts are invisible, leaving the space overhead clear for storage, and free of unsightly components.

Because of the way the doors work, they are also the most highly

rated insulated garage doors in Europe – and worldwide. “People are spending a lot more money to insulate their garages because they are being used for a wide range of alternative purposes; they are no longer just places to store vehicles,” Graeme says.

“Standard and traditional insulated garage doors don’t seal to their own frames, which means there is always an opening around the door itself that allows draughts to enter the room. The Overlap system seals tightly within its own rubber sealed frame so it truly insulates the room.”

Overlap door frames are manufactured with a powder-coated galvanised steel, while the panels are a powder-coated sheet metal with 40mm polyurethane insulation within them. Made in Italy, the doors are finished in New Zealand and can be custom coloured to fit any cladding or exterior colour palette.

Because the doors operate on a counterweight system there are some limitations on what can be placed on the panels in regards to weight but common requests are for glass and cedar, both of which are easily achievable with the Overlap system.

“We’re really excited to see this technology taking off in New Zealand now. It’s been a huge hit in Europe simply because of its innovative, simple technology. We’re moving into the next generation of garage doors with this system.”

Get in touch with Scotty Doors on ArchiPro here, or visit their Auckland showroom, to find out how you can incorporate this world-first technology into your next project.

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Into the future: next generation garage doors

Into the future: next generation garage doors

Garages are becoming a much more utilised space – games rooms, sleepouts, home gyms and offices. And with these changing uses comes advancements in technology. We talk to Scotty Doors Ltd about the next generation of garage doors.

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

Being able to utilise the space that a garage offers is often a sought after concept, especially as we continue to live in smaller, higher density housing. If there are other options for parking, the garage can be made into another part of the home, whether that be a home office, a separate sleepout or a children’s play area.

If the garage is going to be used for purposes other than parking though, space, warmth and aesthetics become important to its design. Insulated garage doors have been on the market for years now, but traditionally they are manufactured with a track system – generally a large unsightly overhead menagerie of parts.

That no longer has to be the case with the introduction of a world-first patented garage door system that operates without a track. Known as the Overlap Trackless garage door, it is a system that was designed and patented in Italy and is currently the only system of its kind available in the world.

In New Zealand, Scotty Doors is the exclusive distributor of Overlap Trackless doors, and they’ve seen a sharp jump in the system’s popularity as we move towards utilising every available space in our homes.

“The Overlap doors work on a counterweight system. The frame around the door opening allows the door to work without any tracks going back into the garage,” Scotty Doors’ Graeme Lietz says.

Essentially, when opened, the door folds back into itself and sits flush with the wall space directly above the door opening. When closed, the system’s parts are invisible, leaving the space overhead clear for storage, and free of unsightly components.

Because of the way the doors work, they are also the most highly

rated insulated garage doors in Europe – and worldwide. “People are spending a lot more money to insulate their garages because they are being used for a wide range of alternative purposes; they are no longer just places to store vehicles,” Graeme says.

“Standard and traditional insulated garage doors don’t seal to their own frames, which means there is always an opening around the door itself that allows draughts to enter the room. The Overlap system seals tightly within its own rubber sealed frame so it truly insulates the room.”

Overlap door frames are manufactured with a powder-coated galvanised steel, while the panels are a powder-coated sheet metal with 40mm polyurethane insulation within them. Made in Italy, the doors are finished in New Zealand and can be custom coloured to fit any cladding or exterior colour palette.

Because the doors operate on a counterweight system there are some limitations on what can be placed on the panels in regards to weight but common requests are for glass and cedar, both of which are easily achievable with the Overlap system.

“We’re really excited to see this technology taking off in New Zealand now. It’s been a huge hit in Europe simply because of its innovative, simple technology. We’re moving into the next generation of garage doors with this system.”

Get in touch with Scotty Doors on ArchiPro here, or visit their Auckland showroom, to find out how you can incorporate this world-first technology into your next project.

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Into the future: next generation garage doors

Garages are becoming a much more utilised space – games rooms, sleepouts, home gyms and offices. And with these changing uses comes advancements in technology. We talk to Scotty Doors Ltd about the next generation of garage doors.

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

Being able to utilise the space that a garage offers is often a sought after concept, especially as we continue to live in smaller, higher density housing. If there are other options for parking, the garage can be made into another part of the home, whether that be a home office, a separate sleepout or a children’s play area.

If the garage is going to be used for purposes other than parking though, space, warmth and aesthetics become important to its design. Insulated garage doors have been on the market for years now, but traditionally they are manufactured with a track system – generally a large unsightly overhead menagerie of parts.

That no longer has to be the case with the introduction of a world-first patented garage door system that operates without a track. Known as the Overlap Trackless garage door, it is a system that was designed and patented in Italy and is currently the only system of its kind available in the world.

In New Zealand, Scotty Doors is the exclusive distributor of Overlap Trackless doors, and they’ve seen a sharp jump in the system’s popularity as we move towards utilising every available space in our homes.

“The Overlap doors work on a counterweight system. The frame around the door opening allows the door to work without any tracks going back into the garage,” Scotty Doors’ Graeme Lietz says.

Essentially, when opened, the door folds back into itself and sits flush with the wall space directly above the door opening. When closed, the system’s parts are invisible, leaving the space overhead clear for storage, and free of unsightly components.

Because of the way the doors work, they are also the most highly

rated insulated garage doors in Europe – and worldwide. “People are spending a lot more money to insulate their garages because they are being used for a wide range of alternative purposes; they are no longer just places to store vehicles,” Graeme says.

“Standard and traditional insulated garage doors don’t seal to their own frames, which means there is always an opening around the door itself that allows draughts to enter the room. The Overlap system seals tightly within its own rubber sealed frame so it truly insulates the room.”

Overlap door frames are manufactured with a powder-coated galvanised steel, while the panels are a powder-coated sheet metal with 40mm polyurethane insulation within them. Made in Italy, the doors are finished in New Zealand and can be custom coloured to fit any cladding or exterior colour palette.

Because the doors operate on a counterweight system there are some limitations on what can be placed on the panels in regards to weight but common requests are for glass and cedar, both of which are easily achievable with the Overlap system.

“We’re really excited to see this technology taking off in New Zealand now. It’s been a huge hit in Europe simply because of its innovative, simple technology. We’re moving into the next generation of garage doors with this system.”

Get in touch with Scotty Doors on ArchiPro here, or visit their Auckland showroom, to find out how you can incorporate this world-first technology into your next project.

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